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3 hrs ago | Washington Post

Obama looking for Congress in the fight against the Islamic State

President Obama is making sure Congress is a partner in the escalation of U.S. involvement in the bloody Syrian civil war with a vote to approve funds to train and equip about 5,000 Syrian anti-Islamic State, anti-Assad fighters over the next year. One key problem is making certain any congressional authority does not restrict the program by setting unworkable limitations on which Syrian fighters can participate.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US News

7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Wyoming has figured out how to get around those pesky lethal injection issues: Firing squad

A few weeks ago, Village Vet wrote about the upcoming bills in Wyoming . The day is upon us and right after voting down a bill that would abolish the death penalty in Wyoming : A legislative panel voted Friday to sponsor a bill for the 2015 session that would authorize the state to use a firing squad to execute prisoners convicted of capital crimes.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Arizona GOP Vice-Chair Resigns Over Remarks On Sterilizing Poor Women

TIME magazine has a piece up about Russell Pearce's new brainchild, trying to outlaw children born in America.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News

12 hrs ago | Truthdig

Why We March: Stepping Forth for a Planet in Peril

On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News

13 hrs ago | The Progressive

US Chamber Attack on Wife of Walker Prosecutor Falls Apart

The investigation into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is led by a Republican special prosecutor, was unanimously approved by Wisconsin's nonpartisan Government Accountability Board, and includes the participation of elected county District Attorneys from both political parties. But according to an outlet bankrolled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the motivation for the "John Doe" probe can be traced back to a "weeping" teacher's union member married to Milwaukee County's District Attorney, John Chisholm.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Milwaukee County, WI, Milwaukee, WI, US News

15 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Responsible Gun Owner Charged After 7 Y.O. Shoots Herself Playing With Mommy's Gun

Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, was arrested Saturday and charged with failure to properly secure a weapon after her 7-year-old daughter shot herself in the hand. She told police she slammed the butt end on the floor, the gun discharged, and she was shot in the face.

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Related Topix: New York, US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

17 hrs ago | Washington Post

Arab states willing to join air fight against Islamic State in Iraq, U.S. officials say

Several Arab states have offered to conduct airstrikes against militants in Iraq alongside the efforts of the United States, U.S. officials said Sunday as the Obama administration sought to bolster its case for action against the Islamic State. "A lot of this is still in the discussion phase, but I want to be clear that there have been offers, both to CENTCOM and to the Iraqis, of Arab countries taking more aggressive kinetic action against ISIL," including airstrikes, a senior State Department official said in Paris, using an alternative acronym for the militant network.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Europe, United Kingdom

21 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Tomgram: Bautista, Crisp-Sauray, and McKibben, A Future to March For

My hope is that anyone who can get here will help make it impressively so, if for no other reason -- and there are plenty -- than because it feels good once in a while to know that you're not alone. You'll find all the information you need about the timing and logistics of the march by clicking here .

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Related Topix: End Times, US News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Cosmic Insight: Playing With Fire

As we've been releasing the emotional hype from last week's Pisces Full Moon, Mercury moved into relatable Libra. Thoughts and words are getting clearer, allowing us to look for peaceful ways to 'partner up' and stay connected.

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Defrocked Catholic Priest (In Canada) Found Guilty Of Raping Dozens Of Children And A Dog

On Friday, a former Catholic Priest was found guilty of raping dozens of children and a sled dog in the Canadian Arctic. Apparently, the same priest also has a former conviction of child molestation in 1990.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, US News

Daily Kos

Hillary Clinton Embraces War Criminal's Belief In "a just and liberal order"...Ready For Hillary?

One of the sad things about the political debate in this country is the convenient way the elites and the press want us to forget history. The Iraq War and its devastation to people around the world? Vietnam? Chile? Pfft...that was so yesterday .

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Henry Kissinger

Daily Kos

Hellraisers Journal: Miss Helen Schloss, The Red Nurse, Arrested for Picketing, Now in Trinidad Jail

Colorado Socialists Helen Schloss and A. Marians are now in Trinidad Jail, a jail were conditions are so vile that it stands condemned by the State Board of Health. Also a guest of that foul lodging establishment is John Murray, Appeal correspondent.

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Related Topix: Prison, Trinidad, CO, US News

ThinkProgress

Idaho Has Spent Over $70,000 Defending Its Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

So far, taxpayers in Idaho have spent $71,477 for the state to defend its ban on same-sex marriage. Most of that chunk has gone directly to Monte Neil Stewart, a private attorney contracted to prepare briefs and represent the state during arguments.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Progressive

Scott Walker's Favorite Judge Rescues Voter ID

At a Federalist Society event in Washington D.C. last November, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker called 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes "one of our favorite jurists," and joked about appointing her to the U.S. Supreme Court if elected president. "We are on the eve of an election," Sykes said, indicating that she would like to immediately put one of Walker's signature pieces of legislation in place for November's vote.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court, ACLU, George Bush

Truthdig

Greg Palast: BP Poisoned the Gulf to Make Money

On "Breaking the Set" on Wednesday, investigative reporter Greg Palast discussed the ruling on BP's culpability in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent spill. Truthdig contributor and New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist Greg Palast appeared on RT's "Breaking the Set" on Wednesday to discuss the "gross negligence" committed by BP and described in the ruling judge's Findings of Fact on the circumstances that led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 men and turned the Gulf of Mexico into a tub of toxic soup.

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Related Topix: US News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Truthdig

Why Do Democrats Keep Trying to Ban Guns That Look Scary, Not the Guns That Kill the Most People?

Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration's plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public.

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Related Topix: US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Life, Self Defense

Truthdig

Video Shows Witness Saying Michael Brown Had Hands Up When Killed

Footage of the moments immediately following the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August shows a witness on the scene saying the unarmed 18-year-old's hands were raised when he was killed. The cell phone footage, released by CNN, of two construction workers at the scene early last month appears to support accounts by other witnesses that Brown was retreating or surrendering when he was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, legal experts said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News

Truthdig

Jon Stewart: Coalition to Fight Islamic State Looks 'Awful Christian-y'

"Until this part of the world," Jon Stewart explains, "starts to see past sectarian lines and national borders that, OK, we drew - we'll give you that - the U.S. can't fix this ... by waving a magic bomb."

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Related Topix: US News

Truthdig

Middle East 'Allies' Decline to Commit Forces, Resources Against IS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting in Jedda with ten Middle Eastern foreign ministers produced a communique on Friday, but little more. The regional states promised to do more to stop the transit across their territory of volunteer vigilantes seeking to join the so-called "Islamic State" of Iraq and the Levant and to stop their citizens from sending money to the extremists.

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Related Topix: Muslim Brotherhood, US News

Dissident Voice

James Foley Is Not a War Ad

To the extent that the U.S. public is newly, and probably momentarily, accepting of war - an extent that is wildly exaggerated , but still real - it is because of videos of beheadings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff. When 9-11 victims were used as a justification to kill hundreds of times the number of people killed on 9-11, some of the victims' relatives pushed back .

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News

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